Nestled between modern high rise apartments and businesses of the CBD, hidden behind the facades of some of the last original remaining remnants of a bygone Brisbane, would you believe lies a private service station complete with old rusty jerry cans and a fully funtional fuel bowser. I imagine Rock’N'Roll George pulling in for an oil change and top up before cruising the streets of Brisbane in his ’52 FX Holden back in the day.
Each side of the retro fuel pump is leased by two separate car rental companies and is used daily for convenient, mind you ‘premium priced’ refuelling of its inner city fleets.
I originally visited the site over ten years ago then with my trusty old film slr, though since have never returned thinking it would have most definitely met its demise like so much of the other CBD’s early heritage structures. Recently strolling casually past the roller door with my camera, I was able to slip on in to capture a few frames with the kind aid of an employee with a key.
Here’s to the inner city servo and lets hope it stands to see another 10 years!
Saturday evening was the opening night of the Brisbane Festival which coincided with the spectacular fireworks display of the ‘Sunsuper Riverfire’.
I was fortunate enough to work as the official photographer for the Sunsuper Riverfire VIP Dream Party on Eagle Street Pier, one of the best seats in the house for the evenings event. Along with portrait photographs of the many guests I was also fortunate enough to get some frames of the synchronised pyrotechnics that lit up our CBD.
To see my photographs from the evening, head on over to the official Sunsuper Riverfire Facebook page.
A big thanks goes out to my wife Céline for being my assistant and getting the images uploaded to the official Facebook page via our iPad as the night went on. I Couldn’t have done it without you.
My kit for the evenings event – the trusty Canon 5D MKII & Metz 45 CL-4.
The last few days I’ve been out photographing for a few corporate clients. Here are some quick behind the scenes shots from yesterday’s shoot at the new Sunsuper offices.
A quick view of Brisbane from the room I was shooting in.
Went out skating the other day with Benny, had a little roll around some new spots and captured a few stills. The above photographs were shot with my Canon 5D MKII, 17-40mmL f4 + a Metz mecablitz 45 CL-4 flash gun.